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SPECIES Myotis leibii

Author:Audubon and Bachman, 1842.
Citation:J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phil., ser. 1, 8: 284.
Common Name:Eastern Small-footed Myotis
Type Locality:USA, Pennsylvania, Erie Co.
Distribution:E North America from S Ontario, S Quebec (Canada), and S Maine (USA) south to Georgia and west to E Oklahoma (USA).
Status:IUCN 2003 and IUCN/SSC Action Plan (2001) Lower Risk (lc).
Comments:Formerly included ciliolabrum and melanorhinus, but see van Zyll de Jong (1984). An older name for this species may be subulatus Say, 1823; see Glass and Baker (1968). These authors recommended that subulatus should be supressed, but see Hall (1981), who used subulatus instead of leibii for this species. Koopman (1993) disagreed, and suggested that subulatus is probably an older name for yumanensis.
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Synonyms:

    henshawii H. Allen, 1894
    orinomus Elliot, 1903
    winnemana Nelson, 1913

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